Upcoming Events

EVENTS 2018/2019

OCTOBER 2018

October 13, 2018 – World Hospice Palliative Care Day – http://www.thewhpca.org/about 

October 17, 2018END GAME documentary & discussion @ DBHSC 100 Main Street West, Hamilton @ 7pmJoin us for a screening of the documentary, END GAME, and a conversation with palliative care clinicians about end-of-life issues. Free of charge. Registration requested @ eventbrite.ca.

NOVEMBER 2018

November 3, 2017Hamilton Public Library: Matt James, Author @ Central Library @ 1pm – 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton.  Please join us for  a free public event for parents and children: ~ a reading of the children’s book “The Funeral” by Matt James, award-winning Author; ~ a creative family activity exploring  grief, loss and  meaningful connections; ~ grief and bereavement resources. Free of charge. Registration required: chchat.eventbrite.ca

Children’s Grief Awareness Day: November 15, 2018 Children’s Grief Awareness Day is designed to help us all become more aware of the needs of grieving children — and of the benefits they obtain through the support of others. Children’s Grief Awareness Day is an opportunity to make sure that grieving children receive the support they need.

 

 

EVENTS 2017- 2018

JUNE 2018

June 8-10, 2018 – Camp Erin Hamilton.

Camp Erin is a free weekend bereavement camp for children and teens (ages 6 -17) who are grieving the death of someone close to them (parent, caregiver or sibling). Campers participate in fun, traditional camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support, led by expert bereavement professionals and trained volunteers. Camp Erin is supported by the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice and the Moyer Foundation. For information, to donate, volunteer, or to refer a grieving child or teen, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/175084519908328/

June 15, 2018 – Community Partners: How are Community Partners Supporting and Normalizing Advance Care Planning? @ Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Learning Institute. Ottawa, ON.

We will explore ways to further create collaboration and alliances between community and health organizations so that together we can support individuals, families and healthcare providers to have timely and informed conversations about goals of care. Facilitated by C. Elizabeth Dougherty M.S.W, R.S.W, Palliative Care Psychosocial Clinician and Educator and Nadine Valk, Executive Director, Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program. For information, or to register, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1998785533780402/

June 16, 2018 – Advance Care Planning Partnership Framework:  What Elements Should Be Included in a National Partnership Framework? @ Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Learning Institute. Ottawa, ON.

Attendees will work together to develop a national framework for developing effective partnerships between healthcare and community organizations toward normalizing Advance Care Planning conversations both within and beyond the clinic. Facilitated by C. Elizabeth Dougherty M.S.W, R.S.W, Palliative Care Psychosocial Clinician and Educator; Louise Hanvey, ACP and Hospice Palliative Care Consultant; Colleen Cash, Executive Director, Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association; Chad Hammond, ACP in Canada Manager, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association; Cari Borenko Hoffmann, Regional Coordinator, Advance Care Planning, Fraser Health. For information, or to register, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1998785533780402/

 

APRIL 2018

April 10, 17 & 24 – Tuesdays with “Morrie” at Dundas Library – see below

April 10, 2017 – Tuesdays with “Morrie” 7-8pm @ Dundas Library – 18 Ogilvie St.

“Dialogue about the Wisdom of Aging”      Rabbis Baskin and Cohen, Temple Anshe Sholom

April 16, 2018 – National Advance Care Planning Day Speak Up Campaign info

April 17, 2017 – Tuesdays with “Morrie” 7-8pm @ Dundas Library – 18 Ogilvie St.

Dr. Christopher Patterson, Geriatrician

April 18, 2018 – Hamilton Public Library: Extreme Measures film showing with discussion to follow

April 24, 2017 – Tuesdays with “Morrie” 7-8pm @ Dundas Library – 18 Ogilvie St.

“The Journey of Grief, from Diagnosis to Death, and Beyond”      Jackie Storer, Carpenter Hospice

MARCH 2018

March 27, 2018 Death Café 5:30-8:00pm @ David Braley Health Sciences Centre Room 2035/36

FEBRUARY 2018

February 14, 2018 – HUG Workshop @ Margaret Bahen Hospice. 653 Queen Street, Newmarket, ON. (10am–12noon). This workshop is dedicated to making a creative legacy project that can be completed by anyone, anywhere, at anytime, and then exchanged as a lasting memento.

Facilitated by C. Elizabeth Dougherty M.S.W, R.S.W, Palliative Care Psychosocial Clinician and Educator. For information, or to register, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/334914150319919/

JANUARY 2018

January 18, 2018 – HUG Workshop in Mississauga. Heart House Hospice @ 855 Matheson Blvd. Unit 1, Mississauga, ON: 10am – 12noon. This workshop is dedicated to making a creative legacy project that can be completed by anyone, anywhere, at anytime, and then exchanged as a lasting memento.

Facilitated by C. Elizabeth Dougherty M.S.W, R.S.W, Palliative Care Psychosocial Clinician and Educator. For information, or to register, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1523531684350727/ (10am-12noon)

January 18, 2018 – Julia Samuel in conversation with Wendy O’Brien. Hamilton Room at Hamilton Central Library (55 York Blvd.) @ 7pm. Open to the public. Free of charge. All welcome. For info, please call Bryan Prince Bookseller at 905 528 4508 or email talkaboutdeath100@gmail.com

NOVEMBER 2017

November 1, 2017 – Hamilton Public Library: Handling Grief – Christina Walton @ Central Library

November 1, 2017 – “Helping Families grieve when Death Shadows their Door”
Kitching, Steepe and Ludwig Funeral Home – 146 Mill St. N. Waterdown
Speaker: Andrea Warnick, Bereavement Specialist
Please call to register: 905-689-4852 or Email:dbaynton@kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

November 2, 2017 – Day of the Dead

November 16th – Children’s Grief Awareness Event       In support of Children’s Grief Awareness Day, the Children and Youth Grief Network (http://www.childrenandyouthgriefnetwork.com/) is hosting Ontario Children’s Grief Awareness Family Days – two free community events to provide support, resources and education to grieving families. Any grieving family is welcome to attend (registration is required).

If you have questions, please contact C. Elizabeth Dougherty M.S.W, R.S.W, Palliative Care Psychosocial Clinician and Educator at: elizabeth@cedoughertyconsulting.org. Elizabeth is Chair of the Children’s Grief Awareness Family Day in Halton, and a partner agency with the CYGN for both Family Day events.

November 4th & 25th, 2017 – Ontario Children’s Grief Awareness Family Day – 2 free community events

November 4th, 2017  Ontario Children’s Grief Awareness Family Day  (Halton) @ Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House (Oakville). For information, or to register, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/521543568192016/ (9-12pm)

November 14, 2017  – “Healing After the Death of Your Pet”
(The S.P.C.A. Pet Grief Group) @Cresmount Family Centre   7-9pm
Cresmount Funeral Home 322 Fennell Ave. E. ( at East 14th. St.) Hamilton
R.S.V.P. Julie Brooks @905-574-5070

November 21, 2017 – “Coping with The Holidays”
@The Markey-Dermody Funeral Home 1774 King St. East, Hamilton   7-9pm
To register call: 905-574-5070   Julie Brooks Bereavement Counsellor

November 22, 2017 – 14th Annual Innovations in Palliative Care: “Palliative Care at the Interface” McMaster University Division of Palliative Care annual education day for health care providers. more info

November 25th, 2017 Ontario Children’s Grief Awareness Family Day (Peel) @ Wellspring Chinguacousy (Brampton). For information, or to register, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1886906448292526/ (12pm-4pm)

OCTOBER 2017

October 11, 2017 – Death Café Burlington: from 7-9pm @ Emma’s Back Porch (2084 Old Lakeshore Road,  Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3)

A free public event hosted by C. Elizabeth Dougherty M.S.W, R.S.W, Palliative Care Psychosocial Clinician and Educator in support of World Hospice Palliative Care Day and the Carpenter Hospice. For information, or to register, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/354286811671415/ 

October 14, 2017 – World Hospice Palliative Care Day more info

October 16, 2017 – Bryan Prince Bookseller features Janet Dunnett @ 1:30pm. @ Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton, ON  L9S 1L7) 
Janet Dunnett, BC author of the book The Dwindling will be in town to discuss her memoir about caring for aging parents with long-term palliative needs. (the author’s website is here: http://www.journeyspress.ca/praise.html  for your reference).   Free and open to everyone.

SEPTEMBER 2017

September 9, 2017Hamilton Public Library: Plum Johnson @ Central Library @ 2pmAward winning author Plum Johnson talks about her best selling book, which is a funny, touching memoir about the importance of preserving family history to make sense of the past and nurturing family bonds to safeguard the future.

September 12, 2017Hamilton Public Library: Book Club They Left Us Everything @ Central Library @ 1pm